Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

RootsMagic! What swayed me was the extensive charting ability that the program offers, plus a lot of little things: the customizable main screen (you can add almost any function in the program to the toolbar for easy access!), oodles of available reports, an online Family Reunion Planner and the timeline function. Click here for a more complete list of features

For the $29.95 download price I also got 2 separate programs:

  • RootsMagic Chart- Remember GenoPro, the program that allows you to draw family trees and genograms? Well, it used to be shareware and I had a copy and lost it somewhere along the way. Now it’s a commercial program and costs $49. Outa my budget! But with RootMagic Chart, you can build trees and genograms. Good deal!
  • Place Finder- This program enables you to put towns and counties together, along with map coordinates, elevations…throughout the U. S. It will also access MSN LIve Search Maps, so you can see where in the U.S. your place of interest is.

I have a lot to learn about RootsMagic, but so far I am very impressed. I think this program will suit me for a long time to come.

Oh, yeah, it imported my Family Tree Legends GEDCOM, including images. I think it will do the same with Family Tree Maker.


2 thoughts on “And the winner is….

  1. Denise Olson says:

    I have to agree – on the Windows side, Roots Magic was my favorite genapp. Now that I’m on Mac, I’m using Reunion – which is very nice but not as “comfortable” as Roots Magic.


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